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Designing AWS Environments

By : Mitesh Soni, Wayde Gilchrist
Book Image

Designing AWS Environments

By: Mitesh Soni, Wayde Gilchrist

Overview of this book

Amazon Web Services (AWS) provides trusted,cloud-based solutions to help you meet your business needs. Running your solutions in the AWS Cloud can help you get your applications up and running faster while providing the security to meet your compliance requirements. This book begins by familiarizing you with the key capabilities to architect and host applications, websites, and services on AWS. We explain the available options for AWS free tier with virtual instances and demonstrate how you can launch and connect them. Using practical examples, you’ll be able to design and deploy networking and hosting solutions for large deployments. Finally, the book focuses on security and important elements of scalability and high availability using AWS VPC, Elastic Load Balancing, and Auto scaling. By the end of this book, you will have handson experience of working with AWS instances,VPC, Elastic Load Balancing, and Auto scalingrelated tasks on Amazon Web Services.
Table of Contents (12 chapters)

Launching the instance

Now that we have learned about the instance types, let's continue launching our instance:

In the second step for launching our instance, we need to select the instance type and size.

To stay on the free tier, let's select a t2.micro. This is a general purpose instance that will provide one virtual CPU and, 1 GB of memory, and will not have any instance storage.

Click on Next: Configure Instance Details to go to the next step:

On this page, we're pretty much going to leave everything as the default settings.

However, we do want to make sure that we get a public IP address for our instance so we can log in to it. So, choose Enable on Auto-assign Public IP, then click Next: Add Storage:

The next decision we have to make is the size and type of storage volumes to attach to our instance. So, in the next section we will discuss EC2 storage options.